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Hey I actually finished a model
« on: January 09, 2008, 04:30:45 PM »
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Not the greatest but it is what it is...
I still have to do some weathering and add some more details.
Once again any suggestions on how I can do better are wanted.

Forgive the Bluish tinge (Damn florescent light  >:()


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Re: Hey I actuly finished a model
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 04:54:29 PM »
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Very nice .. a little grime will make it really stand out ..

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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 05:38:16 PM »
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Nice KCS ghost. Like John says, at least a light dusting will do it good. ;)

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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 05:46:39 PM »
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Thanks for the comments guys.
I'm debating on how much to weather it. (the prototype is kinda bombed out)
Oh and if I ever see white paint again I scream!
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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 06:51:33 PM »
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I hate to paint white an your paint job looks great. If you want a new challenge, try bright yellow like the SF/SP engines.
What did you use for the fire cracker antenna?

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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008, 09:53:55 PM »
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Nice clean job with the decals.  Large ones like the "KCS" always give me trouble (silvering).

I would hit the trucks and fuel tank with some Pollyscale dust, and dust the top with some dark grey or black to simulate exhaust residue.

  Frank

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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008, 10:15:11 PM »
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I always assumed 87 in your name was for HO scale.

It looks nice, I like the paint scheme.

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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 10:33:09 PM »
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Thanks again guys,

Roland, For the Firecrackers I used .006 brass wire for the stem & wire insulation (off decoder leads) for the antenna.

Frank, Lots of MicroSol  ;)

Tom, The 87 should be 1987. (Birthday)

Now here's what's been bugging me, how heavy should I go with the weathering? I want to match the prototype as closely as possible but I don't want to wreck it...

Here's the Prototype,

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=940708
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=561922
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=561920

What do you think
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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 10:36:47 PM »
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I would match the prototype except for the short hood as it looks a little funky and may look weird on a model (even if well done).

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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008, 05:13:01 AM »
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Tom, The 87 should be 1987. (Birthday)

Wow ...

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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2008, 08:19:47 AM »
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Tom, The 87 should be 1987. (Birthday)

Wow ...

Young gun FTW!!!1!1!!eleven

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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008, 09:12:19 AM »
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Re: Hey I actually finished a model
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2008, 11:36:08 AM »
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Young gun FTW!!!1!1!!eleven
???

  :D
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One thing I just noticed 683 doesn't have a Sightglass! (door must have been replaced) Maybe I should send the pototype photos to Walthers.  ;D
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